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Free Resume Template for Experienced Employees

Make a Resume with this Resume Template for Experienced Employees

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The resume template below provides an outline of the content you should include in every resume. Use this resume template as a guide to making your own custom resume.

This resume template is tailored to experienced employees (those with three or more years in the workforce). For students, new graduates and those with less than three years in the workforce, thisstudent/recent graduate resume template might be more useful.

For additional resume help, review this resume guide, these top 10 resume mistakes and these tips to creating a winning resume.

Resume Template – Experienced Employee

Contact Information

Place your contact information at the top of your resume.

First and Last Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number (Cell/Home)
E-mail Address
Website or blog (Optional)

Objective (Optional)

Your resume can include a short statement summarizing your job-hunting objectives, career goals and what you have to offer to the employer. Be sure to customize your objective to each job to which you are applying. The resume objective should highlight why you are the perfect candidate for the job. An objective is not required in a resume and, if space if tight, you can eliminate this section.

Career Highlights/Qualifications (Optional)

The career highlights section of your resume outlines key skills, abilities, achievements and experience relevant to the position you seek. This section might include your practice areas, bar admissions, court victories, technology skills and other information that helps you stand out from the competition and demonstrates how you are the perfect candidate for the position.

Work History

This section of your resume outlines your work experience. In reverse chronological order (most recent first), list your job title, the organizations you worked for, the location of each employer and your dates of employment. Under each employer, you should list a minimum of three bullet points describing your work duties and achievements. It is best to frame each job responsibility as a result or accomplishment. For example, instead of “developed new client relationships,” you might say, “brought in two of the firm’s top ten clients, increasing revenues by 10 percent.”

Company Name, City, State
Job Title #1 (Most Recent)
Dates of Employment

  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement

Company Name, City, State
Job Title #2
Dates of Employment

  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement

Company Name, City, State
Job Title #3
Dates of Employment

  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement
  • Job Responsibility/Achievement

Education

In this section of your resume, list the educational institutions you attended, the city and state of the school, the degrees you earned, the date you graduated (optional if you are over 40), and any academic distinctions such as cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude or Dean’s List. You might also list your grade point average if it was high (generally 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale). If you attended law school, you might also list a high class rank and/or law review membership. Your educational information should be presented in reverse chronological order.

School Name, City, State
Graduate or Law Degree
Date of Graduation
Academic distinctions
GPA (if high)

School Name, City, State
Undergraduate Degree
Date of Graduation
Academic distinctions
GPA (if high)

Skills

The skills section of your resume should include any special abilities necessary to your practice area(s) or the position for which you are applying. These skills might include computer skills, job-specific abilities, legal skills, foreign language fluency, writing skills and legal research platforms.

Achievements and Awards

Your resume should also include any achievements, honors and awards you have received throughout your career. These might include publications, court victories, writing awards, speaking engagements, pro bono awards and employment-related awards.

Miscellaneous Information

List any other information that helps to set you apart from other candidates such as legal practice specialties, continuing legal education credits, software certifications, professional association memberships, community service, pro bono work, bar admissions and press mentions.

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